MOM 2014: Osteopathic Clinical Skills IV

Credits 7

The Osteopathic Clinical Skills IV course is the last of a four-part clinical medicine course designed to help medical students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to becoming a competent osteopathic physician. The course centers on three integrated domains: 1. Principles of Clinical Medicine (PCM), 2. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), and 3. Clinical Ultrasound (US). In each of these three domains, students will build upon previously-learned scientific knowledge, clinical concepts, and haptic skills. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skill competency through written exams and observational assessments, including standardized patient (SP) encounters. Clinical reasoning and attitudes will be assessed by the SPs and faculty during clinical simulation and small group activities with peers. Throughout this course, principles of medical ethics, evidence-based medicine, health systems science, lifestyle medicine, professionalism, and interpersonal skills will be taught, reinforced, and assessed.